Author: melissa johnson

SOCIAL NIGHT: THE SEAHORSE RODEO

Friday, August 25 6:30 – 8 PM at Pura Vida Divers Finding a seahorse in the wild can be as tough as finding a needle in a haystack. These elusive fish are often found accidentally by anglers, divers, or beach combers, hidden among drifting seaweed or latched onto crab traps. These serendipitous findings sparked the idea of having seahorses serve as advocates for our treasured Indian River Lagoon. We welcome you on Friday, August 25th to learn all about Florida’s Seahorses! We will be joined by Seahorse researcher Nancy Pham, former site manager of the FIT Vero Beach Marine Lab and current Coastal...

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BLACKWATER DIVING: GETTING PREPARED

By Suzan Meldonian Kirk:“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It’s 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Dive Log 2, Sea date  May 22nd, 2017 The SS Sirena departs in pursuit of unidentified beasties from beneath the sea five miles south of the Lake Worth Inlet. The plan, to drop divers into the Gulf Stream Current to drift with the current and to visually capture whatever strange creatures they can find. Getting  prepared: Black water diving...

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GOLIATH GROUPER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Join renowned professional photographer Chris Parsons on Thursday, August 24th for an all-day workshop that will improve your photography skills to help you capture beautiful, colorful images of Goliath Grouper. Chris’ inspiring images have been published in leading industry magazines including Alert Diver, Sport Diver, and SCUBA Diving. His photographs have also been featured by National Geographic. The comprehensive workshop includes a morning Classroom session, followed by a 2-Tank Dive aboard Pura Vida’s charter boat Sirena. The class session begins at 9 am, and will focus on key components of creating a striking image including: – Gear Selection: – Which lens to use...

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SEPT. BLEACH WATCH WORKSHOP & DIVE

Date TBD  FREE Class Session: 9 am – 12 pm Dive Session: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Join us in September to learn more about coral bleaching, and what you can do to keep our local reefs healthy and thriving! This informative workshop, led by Kristi Kerrigan of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, features both a FREE classroom session, as well as a practical 2-tank dive, with hands on experience identifying coral bleaching and diseases. Delicious morning refreshments will be provided by Friends of Our Florida Reefs. Participants will receive training on the SEAFAN Bleach...

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AUGUST 19 GUIDED SUNSET DIVE AT BLUE HERON BRIDGE

Join Pura Vida Divers for a Saturday, August 19 Guided Sunset Dive at Blue Heron Bridge. This is a FREE event! An in-water guide will be provided. ALL DIVERS MUST BE CHECKED IN AT THE SHOP BEFORE 4:30PM! Dive begins at 6:15 PM. Itinerary for the evening: You may check in any time before 4:30pm at Pura Vida Dive Shop. All divers must complete a liability release and receive a parking pass before heading over to Phil Foster Park. A special pass is required to be allowed to remain in the park after dark. High tide is at 7:15 pm. Our group leader will begin their dive at 6:15...

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